Ringotan: Learn Japanese Kanji

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About this app

Learn Kanji by actually writing it!

Ringotan is the first app built from the ground up to teach you how to WRITE Japanese Kanji, not just read them. By combining advanced input detection with industry-standard SRS (spaced repetition) algorithms, Ringotan ensures you learn as fully and quickly as possible.


Ringotan is free while in beta. We update frequently, so be sure to check back for new features!
Updated on
Nov 20, 2022

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173 reviews
Kyoro Kushi
June 2, 2022
Only been using this app for a few days but I like so far, but I have a few nitpicks I'd rather the drawing portion to show your own strokes and overlay it with the correct one in the end instead od immediately changing it stroke by stroke. I'd like the number of characters you can review to be adjustable with actual numbers instead of just "less, normal, a lot" I'd like an option to ignore stroke order since I personally have Chinese stroke order ingrained into my brain and jp order isn't same
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November 20, 2021
Super simple app, with no bells or whistles, but sometimes that's the best. No annoying hoops to jump through, no cutesy games, just jump in, review and get out. Love love LOVE that it drills by actual words rather than through mind boggling mnemonics as well. Exactly what I was looking for in a kanji drill app. Love that you can swap the learning order for various textbooks too.
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January 19, 2022
Edit: Dev seemed to fix all the issues. I can boot up. Haven't tried it out yet but it seems pretty cool and will go nicely with Duolingo. Tho leave my boy Roadhog alone. Crashing. A11, OnePlus 6T. Everytime I try to start a review it crashes. It starts fine, but when I click study it crashes or when I click a letter and then click start in custom review it also shuts down.
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January 19, 2022
Thanks for the report! This should be fixed in the latest version (v0.18.2). Sorry about that - I try to test extensively before each release, but a single developer can only do so much. In the future, please report bugs to http://help.ringotan.com for the fastest response. Thanks!

What's new

• Added "Snap to kanji" setting. When disabled, app shows what user is actually drawing rather than snapping to the kanji stroke.
• Added support for Bonjinsha's "Basic Kanji Book"
• Added ability to sort by "Time to next review" in Custom Review screen
• Lots of small quality-of-life improvements that don't fit here
• Disabled Mei due to ice wall exploit
• BUGFIX: Some colors wrong when phone is in dark mode